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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 39 pages of information about Baltimore Catechism No. 1 (of 4).

Act of Love.  O my divine Jesus, Who hast so loved me as to nourish me with Thy adorable flesh, I love Thee with all my heart and above all things; I wish to live and die in Thy holy love.

Act of Humility.  My Saviour and my God, Thou art all sanctity.  I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter my heart; yet, speak but the word and my soul shall be healed.

Act of Desire.  My soul desires Thee, O my God!  Thou art its joy and happiness.  Come, O divine Jesus, come into my heart; it desires ardently to receive Thee.

ACTS AFTER COMMUNION

Act of Adoration.  I adore Thee, O Jesus, as the Lamb of God immolated for the salvation of mankind.  I join in the profound adoration which the angels and saints pay to Thee in heaven.

Act of Thanksgiving.  Lord, Thou hast looked on my unworthiness.  I was sick, and Thou hast healed me.  I was poor, and Thou hast bestowed upon me Thy numberless benefits.  How shall I be able to thank Thee, O my Lord, for all Thy favors?  I will invoke Thy holy name, and eternally sing Thy mercies.

Act of Offering.  What can I offer Thee, O my God, for the grace of having given Thyself to me?  I consecrate to Thy glory my body, my soul, and all that I possess!  Dispose of me according to Thy holy will.

Act of Petition.  My divine Redeemer, Thou hast taken possession of me.  Do not let the enemy of my salvation ravish the precious treasure I bear in my heart.  Preserve me from all sin, and defend me against temptation, that I may persevere until death in the practice of Thy holy law.  Amen.

THE ROSARY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN

The five joyful mysteries
(Assigned for Mondays and Thursdays throughout the year, the Sundays of
Advent, and after Epiphany until Lent.)

First Mystery.  The Annunciation. 
Second Mystery.  The Visitation. 
Third Mystery.  The Nativity. 
Fourth Mystery.  The Presentation. 
Fifth Mystery.  The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.

THE FIVE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES (For Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the year, and Sundays in Lent.)

First Mystery.  The Prayer and Bloody Sweat of our blessed Saviour in the
Garden. 
Second Mystery.  The Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar. 
Third Mystery.  The Crowning of Jesus with Thorns. 
Fourth Mystery.  Jesus Carrying His Cross. 
Fifth Mystery.  The Crucifixion.

The five glorious mysteries
(For Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year, and Sundays after
Easter until after Advent.)

First Mystery.  The Resurrection. 
Second Mystery.  The Ascension. 
Third Mystery.  The Descent of the Holy Ghost. 
Fourth Mystery.  The Assumption. 
Fifth Mystery.  The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin.

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